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In the still of the night

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A hot hot humid holiday weekend in sunny New York and considering the gravity of the news of the earthquakes in Southern California; enlivens memories of such... READ MORE
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Getting a break from the madding crowd

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A very quiet Fourth in the city, until mid-evening and the fireworks; plus celebrating Audrey Sabol’s birthday; Pax Quigley’s hit novel “Just Try Me”; and Yanna Avis at La Goulue and then Roma... READ MORE
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Taking in the world out there

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A quiet early summer weekend with the heat and the sudden rains and all quiet in my part of town, reading a couple of books, one after the other, inspired. And a broken fan... READ MORE
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Fate, curiosity, entrepreneurs, and enterprises

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Fate, curiosity, entrepreneurs, and enterprise; a recipe for accomplishment and achievement for two women, a mother and a daughter. An old-fashioned success story in today’s world... READ MORE
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Seeing Sun Valley from the concrete jungle

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Perfect early summer weekend in New York, our friend Paige Peterson takes us on a (photo/video) trip to Sun Valley where their weather is as perfect... READ MORE
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A man blessed with opportunity

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Looking at the life and estate of the late Oleg Cassini, the designer who with Jackie Kennedy changed fashion in the 1960s, which goes on the auction block at Doyle Galleries this coming Thursday... READ MORE
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Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt

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Remembering the living legend, Gloria — her own artist’s masterpiece... READ MORE
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The Drama of it all

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A sunny last Spring weekend in New York, and a look at a Diary from 2004 with what glittered and what gives in a changing world... READ MORE
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Le Bal Marie Antoinette Revisited

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Some emails from a friend in Paris of photos of Palais Garnier and the Arc de Triomphe and La Tour Eiffel evoked envy. It sent me off to our archive to find this gem of a trip we made to Versailles and Le Bal Marie-Antoinette which took place on a Saturday evening at the Chateau 12 years ago this week... READ MORE
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In the moment

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Going with the Dogs and Cats, reading Elena Mannes “Soul Dog” and meeting up with St. Francis of Assisi and Albert Einstein among other wise men. Plus, as a special gift: Last Thursday night’s Bideawee Ball at the Ziegfeld Ballroom... READ MORE
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Frolicking at the Frick Collection’s annual Spring Garden Party

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Looking back to Wednesday when the Frick Collection held its annual Spring Garden Party (with rain in the forecast) with a huge turnout and a celebration of the opening of “Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection.” A gorgeous evening all around... READ MORE
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The Brothers’ Voyage

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The 13th annual Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundations dinner at Sotheby’s delivers real hope and special promise both capable, and optimistic... READ MORE